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Grand Launch of 2nd Edition of Indywood Film Carnival at Ramoji Film City

2nd Edition of Indywood Film Carnival kick-starts from today

- Sultan bags the Award for Highest Grossing Movie of the Year – Hindi along with Sairat which was the Highest Grossing Movie of the Year – Marathi and was also the Newsmaker of the year
- Maratha Mandir Cinema getting Special Recognition Award for their Spirit of keeping the film industry alive
- Indywood Film Carnival is a part of a 10 billion US Dollar ‘Project Indywood’ which aims to bring revolutionary changes in the production, screening & marketing strategies of Indian Cinema

- Over 200 exhibitors, 2000 national and international delegates and 20,000 footfalls from 75 countries participating in the carnival (24th – 27th September 2016)

Indywood Film Market (IFM) in association with Ramoji Film City today inaugurated the 2nd Edition of the Indywood Film Carnival. Present during the inauguration of the carnival were Mr. Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Minister of Cinematography, Government of Telangana, Mr. Papa Rao, Government of Telangana, Mr. Navin Mittal, Commissioner, I&PR, Government of Telangana, Mr. Ramoji Rao, Chairman, Ramoji Group and Mr. Sohan Roy, Founder Chairman – Aries Group of Companies, Director Project Indywood. The carnival is being held from 24th to 27th September at Ramoji Film City.

The opening ceremony of the Indywood Film Carnival 2016 witnessed participation from many eminent stalwarts from the film industry. The guests were mesmerized by the performances of students from KM Music Conservatory - an A.R Rehman initiative and Dazzlers Dance Group.

The highlights of the opening ceremony were the Indywood Film Business Awards (IFBA), wherein Indywood recognized and felicitated the contributions of various individuals within the industry. Noteworthy work from various sectors of the film industry such as best shooting locations, distributors, highest grossing movies of the year etc. were recognized. The most coveted Golden Pen Award was received by Mr. Srinivas B Vijayaraghavan, Author of the book ‘Filmy Manager’ which collects sharp and insightful management wisdom from the unlikely world of Hindi films and dispels it in accessible, entertaining nuggets. Mr. Ramoji Rao - a legendary businessman, veteran film producer, educationist, journalist and media entrepreneur; was presented with the Award for significant contributions to the field of Cinema Business, Mr. Akkineni Ramesh Prasad veteran businessman, film producer and chairman Prasads IMAX studios, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Kalaipuli S Thanu, well-known film producer, was presented with the Business Icon Award. France and Seychelles bagged the awards for the best aesthetic location and emerging international shooting destination.

“Project Indywood is conceived and scripted to be a blue print for the quality revolution in the Production, Distribution and Exhibition of films in India. The meaningful partnerships and alliances which are expected from the Carnival will chalk out for better, cost-effective production and post-production works. Sharing of cost effective skilled resources, joint location is expected to elevate Indian film industry to be at par or above its peers in the world. Innovative technology applications, world class infrastructure and new business models to rejuvenate the industry are envisaged. Providing facilities and finding new markets are only some of the highlights of the project. The film carnival promises a rich visual treat for discerning cinema lovers, with an array of national and international entries. The global film industry is looking forward to this historic event with keen interest.” Said Mr. Sohan Roy the visionary behind the & Project Indywood and Founder CEO of Aries Group of Companies,

The four-day carnival will witness close to 15 Mega Events, over 50 panel discussions, Workshops for Directors and Producers, Niche product live demos and launches, Talent Show, Awards, Film Screenings amongst many others. The event will cross borders, break conventional finesse of movie making all while embracing its unique cultural and linguistic diaspora. Exploring regional cinema industry, Indywood Film Carnival shall also bring together the state’s cultural and diverse forms of aesthetic contents all under one single roof.
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